Diplomats Win Bent Creek; Woods Places 2nd

Diplomats Win Bent Creek; Woods Places 2nd


LITITZ, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall captured the team title at the Bent Creek Invitational on Monday. The Diplomat’s Andrews Woods took second in the individual scoring. Woods, Susquehanna’s Mitch Mercer, Wesley’s Robert Zimmerer all shot a 72 (+1). The three-way tie was settled on a match of the cards.

Woods shot par on fifteen holes for his second best round on the season. He has shot in the 70s in all10 rounds he has played this year. Zimmerer had four birdies, while Mercer shot for three birdies and 13 pars.

Bryan Hartog, Dan Liebowitz and Woods paced F&M to a combined 226, giving the Diplomats a two-stroke difference from the field. F&M finished at 306, followed by Moravian and Wesley at 308. Hartog and Liebowitz both carded a 77 (+6).  Cameron Warner shot an 80 and Brendan Mohler came in at 82 for the day.

F&M’s “Blue Team” led by Chuck Anttonen and Joseph Fucigna, placed fourth in the 16-team tournament. Anttonen finished the tournament tied for sixth place.  Anttonen shot a 74, which tied him in sixth place. Fucigna came in at 76, putting him in 11th. Rob Moriarty shot a 79, while Steve Colalillo finished at 80. Charles Kohn shot par on 13 holes, shooting an 81.

The marks the third time in two years F&M has won the Bent Creek Invitational. It is also the Diplomats’ fourth tournament title of the year, first in the spring.

The Diplomats return to action April 18th for the three-round Glenmaura Invitational.